Dr. Ashraf Ramelah, an Egyptian Christian activist and founder of Voice of the Copts, said in a recent interview with Arab media that the new constitution being discussed in Egypt is further evidence that the so-called “Arab Spring” was nothing more than a front for a revitalization of the Islamic agenda.
Ramelah told The Arab Daily News that Christians in the Middle East are far worse off today than prior to the Arab Spring. Proof of that can be found in the fact that it is necessary to consider special clauses pertaining to Christians in the new Egyptian constitution.
“Copts (native Egyptian Christians) are citizens of Egypt. They do not need to have special rights. In a democratic country all citizens are equal under the law,” noted Ramelah.
But, that is precisely the point Ramelah and others have been trying to make since America and its Western buddies got on the “Arab Spring” bandwagon. The purportedly “pro-democracy” uprisings were anything but.
“‘Arab Spring’ is a deceptive label created by Western leftists as a misnomer for the Islamic revival in Arab countries,” he explained. “Arab Spring was a massive project instigated by the Muslim Brotherhood in a series of countries with the Islamic Caliphate as its ultimate goal.”
And there has been no greater victim than the region’s Christian community.
“Christians, like the Jews before them, are meant to be purged from each country,” said Ramelah, recalling that most notorious of Muslim chants, “First the Saturday people, then the Sunday people.”
Indeed, attacks on Christians have increased exponentially in recent years, not only in Egypt, but even more so in Syria and Iraq. In Syria’s ongoing civil war, Christians have essentially become “target practice” for the Islamists trying to seize control of that country.